2016 Porsche Panamera

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Updated on: May 26, 2021

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The Porsche Panamera is the car for people who are an enthusiast at heart but can’t give up on the duties and responsibilities of yours. With a price range starting at $78,100, the Panamera offers impeccable performance and driving dynamics combined with world-class luxury that will have you visiting places in comfort and class. The Panamera redefines executive class with its performance and luxury.

It boasts of a large backseat, excellent driving and a interior that will entice everyone that gets inside. The Panamera is one stunning looking car. However, the exterior of the car might not appeal to everyone, thanks to its bulky looks and a rear that makes it look more like a wagon. At that price point, one might think that its a fair price, but take a look at the options and you'll know how expensive it can be. All in all, its something very unique and classy.

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Pros

Precise handling

Capable engines

Luxurious Interior

Cons

Costlier to own and maintain

Cluttered up infotainment

What's New?

No major changes


2016 Porsche Panamera Consumer Reviews and Ratings

8.6

based on 56 ratings


8.6/10 Features
8.7/10 Interiors
8.7/10 Design
8.7/10 Safety
8.4/10 Reliability
8.2/10 Deal Value

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2016 Porsche Panamera Overall Reviews


HH

Hedy

2016 Porsche Panamera

4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 7AM)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 26, 2021

2016 Porsche Panamera

Pros - "Potent engines Premium interior materials"

Cons - "High total ownership costs Button-heavy infotainment controls"

Wannabe Sedan "The car feels nimble to drive around making my everyday office commute engaging. The car does feel lethargic on open roads. Hoever, it does its duties on city traffic fairly well." The staff were very friendly. They did nswer all my concerns and very professional. I was able to get everything done within a week and took my new car home by the weekend

9/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
8/10
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LL

Lena

2016 Porsche Panamera

4 Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 7AM)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 15, 2021

Petrolheads' essential

Pros - Practical car powerful acceleration good appearance

Cons - Trunk is shallow and the high liftover height is an impediment

Porsche makes the best in looks and performance The Panamera is truly a luxury sedan that drives like a 911. It is very roomy in the front and rear seats, handles the corners and turns like a sports car with very responsive brakes. The trunk is very large. Everyone we have spoken to who has a Panamera loves their car. It's interior is very luxurious. I cannot praise the vehicle enough! I was not made aware of the fact that a new model was coming in a couple of month and the dealership sold me from their dead stock.

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
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CC

Catheine

2016 Porsche Panamera

4 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 7AM)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 14, 2021

Not very luxurious for a luxury vehicle

Pros - Looks, performance, AWD

Cons - Luxury, handling

Gem of a car I absolutely love my Porsche Panamera! I don’t think I have ever driven a better car than this. It is sporty, luxurious, packed with tech, and is safe and reliable. Even though it is a luxury sedan it still packs a punch. It will pin you on your back if you as much as push the throttle a little. The interiors are even better. From the materials used to the design and styling of the cabin, everything is done wonderfully. The buying process was very easy. Customer service friendly, helpful. Explained the buying process wonderfully. They didn't put pressure on me to purchase a vehicle.

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
9/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
10/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$78100

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

4

top speed

160 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

310 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

295 lb.-ft. @ 3750 rpm

transmission

7-speed automated manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

115 in.

length

197.4 in.

width

76 in.

height

55.8 in.

curb weight

3902 lbs.

ground clearance

5.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

98 cu ft.

cargo volume

44.6 cu ft.

payload capacity

1345 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.9 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

17.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/22/28 mpg

highway range

426.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base $78,100 onwards

310 hp @ 6200 rpm | 3.6 L | V-6 | Premium unleaded

Edition $80,000 onwards

310 hp @ 6200 rpm | 3.6 L | V-6 | Premium unleaded

  • 19" Silver Aluminum Wheels

4 $82,800 onwards

310 hp @ 6200 rpm | 3.6 L | V-6 | Premium unleaded

4 Edition $84,300 onwards

310 hp @ 6200 rpm | 3.6L | V6 | premium unleaded

  • Driver Lumbar Support

S $93,200 onwards

420 hp @ 6000 rpm | 3L | V6 | Premium unleaded

  • 18" Silver Aluminum Wheels

4S $98,300 onwards

420 hp @ 6000 rpm | 3L | V6 | Premium unleaded

4S Executive $125,600 onwards

420 hp @ 6000 rpm | 3L | V6 | premium unleaded

  • Leather Seat trim
  • Rear Air Conditioning w/ Separate Controls

Exclusive Series $263,900 onwards

570 hp @ 6000 rpm | 4.8L | V8 | Twin turbo premium unleaded

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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

8.6

Exterior

9.0

Safety

7.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


The 2016 Porsche Panamera sees no major changes and still carries the extensive options of the engine lineup. Its got more standard features than what Porsche usually offers, and even then there's this huge list of optional equipment. All the engine options are powerful and provide a great overall performance. The interior is as exceptional as we see on every Porsche and gives that premium feel. Available in multiple trim options, the base variant starts at a price of $78,000 while the top trim can reach a much more premium price of $180,000.

The way the Panamera is, puts it in a very tight spot.On one hand, you have similar performing but less expensive cars like the BMW 6 series and the Audi S7. These however, lack what the Panamera manages to offer inside out. Then you have options like the BMW 7 series, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. These are better equipped than the Porsche and offer a better interior with a million options, while being similarly priced. As a result, the 2016 Porsche Panamera competes with equally capable vehicles like the BMW 7-series and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.


8.0/10
Pricing and Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.6/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2016 Porsche Panamera Pricing and Features

8.0/10

The 2016 Porsche Panamera comes with a very wide engine options list and allows you to choose the best engine that suits your taste. The multiple trims available are different from each other with various engine, drivetrain, and transmission options, while the list of features stays the same mostly. The interior and other features available with the car are highly customizable. These trims have been listed below.

Model

Base

4

4S Executive

S E-hybrid

GTS

Turbo

Turbo S

Price

$78,100 

$82,800

$125,600

$79,500

$113,400

$141,300

$180,300

Key Features

18-inch Wheels

Everything On Base 

Everything On Base 

Adds To The S Equipment

N.A. V8

Adds To The S Equipment

20-inch Wheels

 

Automatic Bi-xenon Headlights

Awd

5.9-inch Longer Wheelbase

Porsche Car Connect

19-inch Wheels

19-inch Wheels

Ceramic-composite Brakes

 

Led Running Lights

 

Thermally And Noise-insulated Glass

Dual Motor

Led Exterior Lighting

Adaptive Air Suspension

Adaptive Antiroll Bars

 

Heated Eight-way Power Front Seats

 

Soft-close Doors

Awd

Simulated Suede Headliner

10-way Power Front Seats

Torque-vectoring Rear Differential

All the trims are offered with capable engines. The power output ranges from a humble 330hp to a boasting 570hp in the Turbo S. The interior is luxurious and classy right from the base trim, and as you opt for the “Executive” variant, you will get an extended-wheelbase model with more legroom at the rear row.

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Given the wide variety of trims on offer, we cannot stick to one strict choice as each car offers different levels of detail. If you are an enthusiast, the Turbo S should be your choice, but the GTS will also serve you well. But if you are looking for a Porsche car, but hopes to have it chauffeured around or to use it within the city, then the base model is the right one for you.


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2016 Porsche Panamera Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The base engine on offer with the Panamera is a 3.6LV6 which churns out 310 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque. The engine, even though the weakest among the engine offered, still provides great acceleration. With the Porsche Panamera, it would be more precise to say engines and not just engine as there are 4 more engine options along with a hybrid. The car is coupled with a 7-speed dual clutch PDK (Porsche DoppelKupplung). The cars come with a RWD or an AWD system.

Model

Porsche Panamera

BMW 7 Series

Mercedes-Benz S-class

MSRP

$78,100

$97,400

95,650

Engine

Premium Unleaded V-6 3.6 L/220

Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 4.4 L/268

Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 4.7 L/285

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

7-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

Power

310hp@6200rpm

445hp@5500rpm

449hp@5250rpm

Torque

295lb-ft@3750rpm

480lb-ft@1800rpm

516lb-ft@1800rpm

In comparison, Porsche has the weakest engine of the lot, but the athletic driving experience offered by the Porsche is matched by none. The most powerful car in the segment is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class which makes around 449hp. The Porsche, even with its low output engine, manages to keep up with the competition in the acceleration department.

Acceleration and Braking

The Porsche Panamera's acceleration is not the best among the competition. It takes a full 6 seconds to hit the 0-60 mph mark, whereas the BMW 7 series and the Merc take 5.4 seconds and 4.8 seconds respectively to hit the 0-60 mph mark. The quarter-mile comes up first for the S-Class at 11.1 seconds, then for the Panamera at 11.7 seconds and at last for the 7-series at 11.9 seconds. However, the Panamera boasts of the highest top speed at 180 mph. All in all, the S-Class has the best performance numbers.

Model 2016 Porsche Panamera 2016 BMW 7 Series  2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
0-60 mph (secs) 6 5.4 4.8
Quarter-Mile (secs) 11.7 11.9 11.1
Top Speed (mph) 180 156 176
Front Brake (inches) 14.2 14.7 13.2
Rear Brake (inches) 13 14.5 11.8
60-0 mpg braking distance (feet) N/A 113 N/A

In terms of braking, there was no data available for the Panamera as well as the S-Class. The BMW took 113 feet to stop, which is good. The BMW aso boasts of the largest front and rear brake rotors, at 14.7 inches and 14.5 inches. The smallest brakes sit on the Mercedes, at 13.2 inches front and 11.8 inches rear.

Handling and Steering

The handling on the Panamera can be defined by the engine you have. As you climb higher on the trims level, the handling just gets better and better. Of course, on the base trim itself, the handling is excellent. The chassis is superb, and can do a lot. The AWD system gives traction like a charm, and even the RWD sticks the car to the road like glue on paper. The handling is like a point and shoot thing: just turn it the way you want it to, and it'll oblige. 

The steering is precise and turns on inputs. There is a connection between the car and the driver, matched only by exotic sports cars or supercars. The car is very planted in corners and inspires confidence to push it even more. At high speeds, the car is well-insulated,  and the suspension takes care of everything the roads throw at you.


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2016 Porsche Panamera Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The 2016 Porsche Panamera offers a city MPG of 18 and a highway MPG of 28, which is quite impressive in its class. The smaller engine displacement in comparison to the competition certainly has an advantage in this. The Turbo trim returns less efficient mileages in the city and the highway, at 15 mpg and 24 mpg respectively. The Panamera also gets a fuel tank of 21.1 gallons, which is bigger than that of the BMW and similar to the Benz.

Model

Porsche Panamera

BMW 7 Series

Mercedes-Benz S-class

MPG (City) (mpg)

18

16

17

MPG (Highway) (mpg)

28

25

26

MPG (Combined) (mpg)

23

20

21

Fuel Capacity (gallon)

21.1

20.6

21.1

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

379/590/485

329/515/412

358/548/443

With its base engine, the Porsche Panamera easily outperforms its competition by a fairer margin. With its large fuel tank and greater mileage, the Porsche will easily have the best range. However, if you are buying a Porsche, worrying about the mileage shouldn’t be your business. The S-Class, base trim just falls behind the Panamera slightly, with a combined range of 443 miles and a combined mileage of 21 mpg. The worst performer in the fuel economy comes out to be the 7 Series with a combined mileage of 20, and the less fuel capacity does not help with the range as well. 


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2016 Porsche Panamera Interior

8.6/10

The interior on the Porsche Panamera is fabulous. The cabin is super-stylish, and boasts of high-tech feaures and premium materials. There are a lot of flat surfaces, covered in soft materials. The Panamera's interior bears a resemblance to the Porsche layout, with a buttons-busy center layout that is not at all controversial. There are around 80 buttons on the inside of the Panamera, more than the 7 Series or even the S-Class. The wooden trim inserts, a biege color interior raditates luxury and comfort. Also, the cabin is very roomy. 

Given how Porsche is Porsche, the Panamera can only be bought with the capacity to seat 4, and these 4 will be seated in maximum comfort and luxury. By opting for the Executive trims of the car, it is also possible to receive your Panamera with more rear leg-room. The sporty dynamics of the Panamera has been acquired by sacrificing a few things, and ground clearance is one such property, which can give the passengers a feeling of sitting low.

Model

Porsche Panamera

BMW 7 Series

Mercedes-Benz S-class

Seating Capacity

4

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38/51.9/41.9

39.9/59.2/41.4

39.7/59.7/41.4

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.2/51.7/33.3

38.9/57.7/44.4

39.2/59.1/43

If you are looking for more space in the interior, then going with the 7 Series and the S-Class would be the better decision. This is because the interior dimensions of the Porsche are smaller in comparison to that of the competition. The S-Class is huge, and pure luxury that even the 7 Series can't match. Howver, the legroom on the 7 Series is the most among these three. Also, the rivals are 5 seaters. Some of the features in the interior are:

  • Leather Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Rear Seat
  • Keyless Entry
  • Driver Lumbar
  • Passenger Lumbar
  • Seat Memory
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Climate Control
  • Dual Zone A/C

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The infotainment unit offered with the Porsche Panamera definitely needs some getting used to. The center console is filled with buttons, and it can be confusing for someone new to it. The infotainment system is loaded with features and will ensure the best experience while traveling in the Panamera. Porsche has offered a standard 11-speaker audio system for keeping the traveler entertained inside. Some major infotainment features are:

  • an 11-speaker audio system
  • Porsche Communication Management infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen
  • Bluetooth and WiFi Connectivity
  • a Bose or Burmester premium audio system
  • a rear-seat entertainment system with dual 7-inch screens
  • Satellite Radio, HD Radio
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • MP3 Player

Cargo Capacity on the 2016 Porsche Panamera

The cargo capacity on the Panamera is the least among these three, at 15.7 cubic feet. With the rear seats folded, this capacity increases to 44.6 cubic feet.

Model 2016 Porsche Panamera 2016 BMW 7 Series 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Cargo Capacity (cu-ft) 15.7 18.2 18.7
Max cargo capacity (cu-ft) 44.6 N/A  N/A

On the rivals, the cargo capcity stands at 18.2 cubic feet on the 7 Series and 18.7 cubic feet on the S-Class. 


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2016 Porsche Panamera Exterior

9.0/10

The car looks stunning from all angles. It follows Porsche's regular design language, but when that got transferred on to the 4-door sedan, the result was completely insane. The car looks low-slung, but the big doors ensure a comparatively easier entry and exit. However, when compared to the competition, the Porsche easily wins with a very engaging exterior aesthete. Its actually a matter of perception: some find the Panamera's rear very polarizing. The Panamera is a sedan, with a wagon styling, the rear similar to a hatchback and the lines of a sports car. The front shows  the standard air intakes seen on other Porsche cars, along with the signature headlamps. From the side, you see the length of this car, and that's where things start getting a bit not welcome. The roofline's design does allow for a lot of rear room for passengers, but the curvature takes away some of the poise of the car. The rear again follows the Porsche styling, but the rear roofline reduces its appeal.

The dimensions of the Panamera are overall tiny when you take a look at the competition. It has the most width, but suffers from the short length and the lowered roof. It is the least heavy of the lot, weighing in at just 3902 lbs. This reduced proportions does shohw in terms of interior spacing.

Model

Porsche Panamera

BMW 7 Series

Mercedes-Benz S-class

Curb Weight (lbs)

3902

4610

4773

Length (in.)

197.4

206.6

206.5

Width (in.)

76

74.8

74.8

Height (in.)

55.8

58.2

58.8

Ground Clearance (in.)

4.7

5.98

4.29

Wheelbase (in.)

115

126.4

124.6

The ground clearance of the Porsche is good at 4.7” but it is suggested to be careful with larger speed bumps. When comparing the curb weight of the cars on the table, S-Class from Mercedes comes out to be the heaviest at 4,773 lbs. The 7 Series and the S-Class are nearly equal in length, width and height. When it comes to wheelbase, its the 7 Series with the most at 126.4 inches. Some features on the Panamera's exterior are:

  • 18-inch Wheels
  • 19-inch Wheels
  • 20-inch Wheels
  • Sun/Moonroof
  • Rear Spoiler

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2016 Porsche Panamera Safety

7.0/10

Given the exotic and pricey nature of the Panamera, it hasn’t been rated by the NHTSA nor the IIHS. Still, Porsche cars have always been built with the highest of the standards and the best of materials. The car also comes loaded with multiple safety features, while having all the standard safety equipment. Some standout safety features available with the sedan are:

  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor (Optional)
  • Auto-Leveling Headlights
  • Lane Departure Warning (Optional)

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2016 Porsche Panamera Competition

2016 Porsche Panamera vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the ultimate executive luxury sports car you can get. Compared to the Panamera, it has more powerful engines, with a decent economy and has the highest performance numbers. The interiors on the S-Class are much more premium than the Panamera's, and is better equipped as well.

2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The Panamera, however, is less expensive to own, and can be a family car as well. Both these cars have not been safety-rated, but the Panamera has had less complaints and fewer recalls compared to the S-Class.

2016 Porsche Panamera vs 2016 BMW 7 Series

The 2016 BMW 7 Series is similar to the Panamera in terms of performance, but does so with better interiors and more comfort. The BMW is more spacious and can fit more people as well. There is more cargo capacity, and more space in the second row as well. The BMW also has better ownership costs.

2016 BMW 7 Series

The Panamera however, is less expensive and more fuel efficient as well. The safety ratings of both these cars are not available, but in terms of recalls and complaints the BMW is better than the Panamera.

2016 Porsche Panamera Final Verdict

If you are out in the market looking for a luxury sedan that can be used to commute, run your chores in the city, and still have the oomph to run alongside your mates supercar, then the Panamera is exactly what you need. It looks super cool, has the dynamics good enough to make the driver fall in love over and over again, and still manages to offer a great MPG. Now that my friend is what we all deserve.


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Top User Reviews

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User Overall Rating

2016 Porsche Panamera

Wannabe Sedan

by Hedy

9

User Overall Rating

Petrolheads' essential

Porsche makes the best in looks and performance

by Lena

8

User Overall Rating

Not very luxurious for a luxury vehicle

Gem of a car

by Catheine

9

User Overall Rating

The beautiful beast!

The best Porsche!

by Theresa K. Linville

8

User Overall Rating

The ultimate sedan.

One of the most epic 4-door sedans that money can buy right now.

by Nancy J. Pollock

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